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 Post subject: Painting a Cube
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 9:08 am 
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I've jsut taken all the stickers off an old Magic Puzzler cube and was going to clean it up and paint it with model paint to make a nice hardwearing cube.

The only problem is the caps of the center cubies are slightly sunken and some of the other cubies aren't quite smooth. The smoothness isn't too much of a problem is I'll be painting over them but can anyone recommend something to fill in the dips with. I was considering polystyrene cement or similar.

Any ideas? I'm UK based so some items may not be available easily here (as in certain brands I mean!)

Chris


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 Post subject: Re: Painting a Cube
PostPosted: Sun Dec 07, 2003 5:10 pm 
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There is a company in Wales called Milliput. They sell an epoxy putty that would be perfect. They also have an experimental black variety that is really nice.


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 Post subject: Re: Painting a Cube
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2003 5:10 pm 
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I would replace the centercaps from an other cube. Black Milliput would be ideal but replacement caps from an other spare cube would be much cheaper.

Ton


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 Post subject: Re: Painting a Cube
PostPosted: Tue Dec 09, 2003 1:18 am 
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Cheers guys!

Will try the superglue option for my first attempt as it's cheaper! Once I get used to it I'll use the Milliput stuff!

Any ideas on which paints would be the best? I was considering Airfix style paints (or cheaper alternatives!!)

Chris


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